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Ep134: Pets Revisited

Calling all Pet lovers! This episode we circle back to the discussion we had 3 seasons ago (episode 98 to be exact) when we debated on whether to bring a furry friend into the household. One of us bit the bullet and got a puppy! Listen in as we talk about the journey to welcome our new DBP family member, and the lessons we learned along the way. All while drinking the perfect wine for this episode, PETS!

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Ep131: Straight Through Silverado

We finally did it! Not only are we doing a vertical tasting this episode – trying 4 bottles of the same wine, each a different vintage – but, we are also breaking out our Coravin! Join us for this special wine experience, as we drink through Silverado Zinfandel from Napa Valley.

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All poured! Left to right: 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Silverado Vineyards’ Soda Creek Ranch Zinfandel. Thanks to our nifty Coravin (this podcast is not sponsored), we were able to drink straight through without having to open all four bottles!
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Ep130: Day ‘N’ Night

Spring ahead, fall back…it’s the saying we hear twice a year that drives us mad! Whose idea was it to institute daylight savings time? Does everybody recognize it? And why, oh why, do we still have it? We break down the arguments for and against this widespread practice while ‘Day’ drinking, if you catch our drift. Grab a glass to listen or help you adjust to the changing clocks!

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Ep129: Hungry for Hungary

Bet you didn’t think there was a wine out there called Furmint, but in fact, there is! You’d probably also be surprised to hear it is from one of the only countries that has its own oak too – Hungary! Not only does Hungary sit on the same latitude as the infamous Burgundy, but it produces a wine that was once called “the wine of kings and the king of wines.” Pour yourself something fit for a king and explore Hungry for Hungary with us!

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Ep128: True Grit

Do you have what it takes? To really sink your teeth into it and get it done? Nothing worth it ever comes easy, and this episode we drill down into what “True Grit” really means. In the age of convenience, we thought we’d remind ourselves of what it takes to truly overcome the obstacles in life. But, hey, let’s make the journey fun and sip along with our episode’s namesake – True Grit Reserve Petite Sirah. Grab a glass, press play, and join us!

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Ep127: Does It Matter What They Wear?

The Olympics were definitely different than usual this year with empty stadiums and athletes taking wellness days…. but, one thing that hasn’t changed is the stark contrast in uniform between the men and women’s teams in certain sports. What IS that about?! And is anyone doing anything about it? We speculate on the topic while sipping on a self-proclaimed SILVER chardonnay!

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Ep126: Falling Into the Amazon Wolftrap

Next day delivery!! Most of us have fallen into the Amazon wolftrap of at-your-fingertips delivery of absolutely everything from eggs to curtains. I mean, it’s hard not to! How can you turn down the service that has single-handedly changed the nation’s framework in how goods reach the consumer? Need a frame to put a picture up? Amazon Prime it for tomorrow! And don’t forget to check all the reviews to make sure you’re getting the best one! Have you ever wondered, though, what is behind the curtain of convenience? Well, it may surprise you, and even get you to question the entire way you live your life (dramatic, but maybe) – we are diving into the Jeff Bezos way of running a business! You will definitely need to sip on something delish for this one!

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Ep125: Drinking Like a Michigander

As it turns out, the Mitten State has more to offer than lakes, apples, and college football – Michigan is also home to several gorgeous wineries!! This episode we recount Sarah’s recent trip to Michigan Wine Country, which was a surprising first for this Michigander. Listen in to learn about the abundance of fruit – for vino and otherwise – that make up Michigan’s coastline, and even more importantly, how does the wine taste??!! Find out with us as we sip on a Gewurztraminer from Old Mission Peninsula, MI (who knew?!)

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Ep124: Spring [Wine] Awakenings

Spring into the new season with us as we transition from the big red wines of winter into the fresh, fruity, and crisp wines that call for warmer temps. This episode features 4 wines – 2 whites and 2 reds – we think welcome the changing weather. These wines remind us of how we dress this time of year: a light layer, nothing too heavy, while we say bye-bye to darker colors and hello to brighter ones! Listen in as we awaken our senses for spring with these affordable beauties!

  1. 2019 Pietro Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone, Italy
  2. 2017 Domaine du Clos des Aumones, Vouvray, France
  3. 2019 Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon
  4. 2018 Domaine des Maisons Neuves Moulin A Vent, Beaujolais, France

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Ep123: How Jamie Got Her Mojo Back

WE’RE BACK!!!! And we are SO ready to drink with you!! Today we chit chat about what we’ve been up to the past couple months, and Jamie gives us the low down on the BIG life events she has experienced! To celebrate Jamie getting her wine MOJO back and coming full circle to sharing a bottle together, we pop open a Sonoma special, and reminisce about our trip to wine country. Tune in and join us for a celebratory comeback episode! Don’t forget the wine!

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